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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is looking for a CEO

John Lowe, who has been with artisanal ice cream chain for 13 years, said he intends to step away once his replacement is found.


Hooters promotes Bruce Skala to CMO

Skala has been the company's de facto marketing chief for the past two years and has made a mark with celebrity partnerships.

Schwing comes to the chicken finger chain from the top marketing post at Arby’s. His hiring caps a time of transformation in Zaxby’s C-suite.

He will oversee the company's major markets and global growth. The doughnut chain has started a search for a new CFO.

Yancey, an industry veteran, has served as vice president of franchise development at the fast-casual pizza chain since 2020.

Maguire joins the Cracker Barrel-owned breakfast-and-lunch chain as it continues to grow.

The former chief executive with Frisch’s will take over the 31-unit sandwich concept for Ron Petty, who is retiring.

The fast-casual operator, which recently acquired two new chains, has promoted Lauriena Borstein and John Geyerman to each oversee three concepts.

Reality Check: If you think the now-defunct brand did little more than popularize fried clams, read on.

Interim CEO Howard Schultz told the Wall Street Journal that he isn’t a candidate for the permanent job. But anybody who takes the position will operate under his considerable shadow.

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